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Enhancing knowledge, safety and profitability

Dairy cows under a blue sky with buttercups in the foreground.

Upcoming Events:

Farm Advisory Teams
Contact or to develop a farm advisory team.

Science of Dairy Foods Workshop (Youth)
March 18, 2023 (with Dr. Bob Horton)

4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest (Youth)
March 25, 2023  

North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
March 30 – April 1

VA Dairy Skillathon (Youth)
April 28, 2023

Little All-American
April 29, 2023

Virginia Spring Holstein Show
April 29, 2023

20th Hokie Cow Classic
May 15, 2023

June 2, 2023
Application Deadline for SDBII Farm Infrastructure Improvement Grant and the Precision Technology Investiment Grant

If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for any Extension event, please discuss your accommodation needs with the Extension staff at your local Extension office at least 1 week prior to the event.

Current Dairy Industry Stats

Virginia October 2022 Mailbox Price: $26.06
last month-> VA Sep 2022 Mailbox Price: $26.37
1 year ago->  VA Oct 2021 Mailbox Price: $19.09
more mailbox prices...

VA Grade A Dairy Herds as of September 2022: 
Cow: 381   |   Goat: 1

VA Manufactured Grade Herds as of September 2022: 
Cow: 1  |  Goat: 14   

VA Grade A Herd Distribution

What's New?

Recent Issues

SBDII screenshot announcement for the linked PDF.
Cost Share Grant Opportunity Application Deadline: June 2, 2023.
Front page image of the June 2022 Dairy Pipeline Newsletter.
March 2023 - In this issue: Empowering women in Virginia through hands-on agricultural educational programs; Upcoming Events
Screenshot image January/February 2023 Dairy Pipeline front page.
January/February 2023 - In this issue: Managing risk in the futures and options market; CLOCK Genes Regulate Circadian Rhythm and Reproduction in Cattle; Upcoming Events
Screenshot image November/December 2022 issue of the Dairy Pipeline.
November/December 2022 - In this issue:Sustainability: It’s not new and it’s here to stay!; Can changes to your FSH stimulation protocol improve embryo outcomes?; Upcoming Events